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This library is a designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

Gov Story Map Screenshot

Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change
The Census Bureau has released two interactive thematic maps on population change.

Who knew the Census Bureau could be this cool? These two interactive Story Maps visually display population change across the country over the last decade. Start by clicking the first map. Color codes tell you what parts of the country saw increases or decreases in population, first in 2002 (left side) and then in 2012 (right side). Click a geographical area to zoom in.
Stats are available by county and metro area. A commentary on the left of the map provides an overview of general trends and the second Story Map digs into why. Did an area see a population boom because of Natural Increase? Did people move away due to Net Migration? Again, color codes and zoom capabilities tell the story. [CNH]


Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find older US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Publications Digital Library.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents and trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.